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YMMV: Xiu Xiu
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: A frequent complaint from the band's detractors and sometimes even the band's fans. Whether or not you agree (and to what degree) probably depends on how well you think that they pull it all off.
  • Narm / Narm Charm: Given how emotive and over-the-top Jamie Stewart's vocal delivery tends to be, it's natural that he sometimes slips into this. Sometimes, as in songs like "I Broke Up", the effect is completely intentional.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In spades. Whether it comes from the bizarre production, Stewart's manic vocals, the harrowing lyrics or some combination of the three, many of Xiu Xiu's songs are just plain unnerving.
  • Tear Jerker: A very large chunk of their back catalogue is made up of relentlessly depressing and/or unsettling songs about extremely personal and often bleak subject matter.

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